|Forum topic by DIYaholic||posted 411 days ago||1149 views||0 times favorited||22 replies|
411 days ago
I was at the local Not-For-Profit ReStore today, they sell reclaimed/repurpossed building materials. On occassion, tools, machines and other unique items are available. I’ve had extremely good luck finding great deals. Today, I wasn’t looking for anything specific, just my usually drive by, to see what deals may await.
Mixed in with a bunch of jig knobs & bolts was this:
It is a quick release C-Clamp. It has a 2” clamping capacity and a 2” throat. You will also notice it is missing the swiveling do-hickey-thing-a-ma-jiggy and it is twisted a little from abuse. All fixable, I think?!? The interesting thing is, it has two squeeze tabs, that are a quick release.
Clearly, the threaded piece would not come out with the swiveling do-hickey-thing-a-ma-jiggy in place. If only I knew the technical name of the swiveling do-hickey-thing-a-ma-jiggy, I could look less clueless!!! There is no manufacturer or company name on the clamp. However, there is a stamping that says; “PAT, Dec 10, 57”.
I mostly posted this because I have never seen a quick release C-Clamp and thought it interesting. However, if anyone can shed more light on my unique find, I’m all ears (or eyes, as this is a website and not radio)!!!
All in all, a good trip to the ReStore. I not only picked up, a 1/2 dozen or so, jig knobs & bolts for the outrageous price of $1.00, I also got a unique quick release C-Clamp for an astounding $1.00. I may also get a lesson in C-Clamp manufacturer history!!!
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow!